Minns, Allan Glaisyer (1858–1930)

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The grandfather of Allan Glaisyer Minns (1858-1930) had emigrated from Britain to the Caribbean where he became a planter and owner of enslaved people, with whom he had children, including Minns’ father. Born in the Bahamas, Minns followed his brother to London, studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital and set up in medical practice in Thetford, Norfolk. In 1904 he became mayor of Thetford, the first known black mayor of an English town.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Dictionary of National Biography
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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